I thought you were talking about Maximilian, in my defence. If the grandfather in question is Ferdinand then that's clear
Poor Maximilian. For the future keep in mind who only Charles, Eleanor, Isabella and Mary would use grandfather without any specification for Maximilian. For Ferdinand, Catalina and their Portuguese cousins “grandfather” is Ferdinand of Aragon and “grandmother“ is Isabella of Castile (John, Isabella and maybe Beatrice would refer to their paternal grandmother as ”grandma”)
 
Sounds like Fernando and Juana will at least be able to form a good relationship here!
Most likely. I had NOT planned anything for them but then I was searching what palace use as place for Ferdinand and Isabella‘s first meeting and I noted who Valladolid and Tordesillas were quite close and that part had practically written itself alone… Ferdinand and Isabella are only 14 and 13 and half respectively and they are definitely good kids who value family a lot so Juana will have an easier life than OTL
 
Most likely. I had NOT planned anything for them but then I was searching what palace use as place for Ferdinand and Isabella‘s first meeting and I noted who Valladolid and Tordesillas were quite close and that part had practically written itself alone… Ferdinand and Isabella are only 14 and 13 and half respectively and they are definitely good kids who value family a lot so Juana will have an easier life than OTL
That's wonderful! I'm sure she will enjoy getting to be around her son and niece/daughter-in-law and, eventually, grandchildren.
 
That's wonderful! I'm sure she will enjoy getting to be around her son and niece/daughter-in-law and, eventually, grandchildren.
Awww its so great to see that Ferdinand and Isabella are compatible, how sweet!
Yes and yes… the sugar (and comedy ) is for Charles and Marie but Ferdinand&Isabella do not need that for being adorable as they have a much better temperament and good hearts
 
1517 - Family…
Madeleine, Queen Regent of France was looking to her son, Jean III, King of France, nineteen months old, who was playing with his half-sister, Renee, six years and half old and their nieces, Louise of Brittany, twentyone months old, and Charlotte of Brittany, who at seven months was quite unable to be much more than a doll for her aunt, sister and half-uncle… She was so intent to look at the children who she must have missed a question from her elder stepdaughter as the 16 years old Duchess of Brittany was looking to her like waiting for an answer, then Claude understood what had happened and laughed looking at the kids and saying who they were far too much adorable, earning a confused glance from her younger sister. Madeleine, herself only 18 years old, was glad to see her stepdaughter looking so relaxed, as they both knew who Claude’s odious mother-in-law, the Dowager Countess of Angouleme had the strictest prohibition to get close to the nursery, given by her own son as Francis had no intention to taking any risk with his mother and her ideas (truth to be told Francis, Duke of Valois and Brittany was the only person at Court to truly believe who Louise of Savoy would be capable to harm the young King, specially as she would be the first suspect if anything strange happened)…

After few minutes Claude asked again to her stepmother if she had received news from Scotland about her sister and Madeleine showed her a letter, arrived just a couple of hours earlier, from her cousin and brother-in-law, the Duke of Albany and Regent of Scotland and thanking Claude for the interest told her who Anne was in good health and her child, a girl, was quite healthy but the childbirth had been not easy and who he was grateful who Anne had the support of Dowager Queen Margaret during that moments, as Madeleine could not be there. John had also asked her to be one of the godmothers of her little niece adding who he and Anne had decided to call their daughter Madeleine. Renée, who had started to look interested towards her stepmother and sister as soon she had heard the word Scotland asked if they had any news about the five years old King of Scotland who was her fiancé and smiled happily when Madeleine read to her the part of the letter in which Albany asked her to give to Renée the greetings of James, who was very happy to have another little (half-)sister as Elizabeth Brandon was born 20 days before Madeleine of Albany and the two girls would share the nursery at Holyrood, together with King James, his three years old brother Alexander of Ross, and their other half-sister 22 months old Margaret Brandon…
 
Nice to see that things are going well for Madeleine as regent of France - her domestic life seems happy at least. How is her relationship with the Duke of Valois and Brittany?
 
Nice to see that things are going well for Madeleine as regent of France - her domestic life seems happy at least. How is her relationship with the Duke of Valois and Brittany?
Good. Francis had resigned to the situation as soon John III was born and he is loyal to Madeleine as he believe who that and ruling Brittany are the best way to satisfy his ambitions…
 
Awww, so sweet to see Madeline come into her own as Regent, hopefully, Jean grows to be astute under his mother's watch.
Jean is still far too young for understanding what means to be astute and Madeleine has all the intention to teach him first to be a good man, then a good son/brother/uncle/cousin/husband and then a good King and everything else after that… Madeleine is undoubtedly learning well how rule France
 
1517 - Catching on italian affairs
Isabella, Duchess of Milan was reading with much pleasure her sister’s latest letter from England, full of congratulation and useful suggestions on how dealing with pregnancies and hyper protective husbands as Massimiliano was both overjoyed and over worried for her pregnancy. Their sister-in-law Marie also had written to her, but her letter had been less interesting, not a surprise considering who Charles had written to both his sisters who Marie had not yet fully recovered her spirit after the miscarriage and who they were trying quite hard to conceive another child (and Eleanor had told her more things who she had learned from her other sister-in-law Margaret). She had received letters of congratulation full of thanking also from the Duchess of Bari and her daughter as, after she had written to her grandfather about Isabella of Aragon’s request, Maximilian had put forward Bona Sforza’s candidacy as proxy-bride for the King of Poland, who was a 50 years old widower with only two young daughters and so needed a bride able to give him many children. As Sigismund do not wanted make a match who would displease the Emperor and the Duchess Isabella had offered a very rich dowry for her only surviving child, who was also heiress of her Duchy of Bari, the 23 years old Bona looked likely to become soon a Queen with great satisfaction for both herself and her mother. From the letters of the Duchess of Ferrara, her husband’s aunt by marriage, Isabella had also learned of the wedding of the other Isabella of Aragon, daughter of the late former King of Naples (and so a much younger cousin of the Duchess of Bari) to the younger brother of the current Marquis of Montferrat, who was not a great catch but still a good match for a girl in the situation of the former princess of Naples. She had been glad also to know who the third son of Duchess Lucrezia had fully recovered from the bad illness of the precedent year and who her latest child, the little Francesco at nine months old was an healthy and active baby, like his brothers and their sister Eleonora at two years old was her mother’s greatest joy
 
1517 - A new arrival
Eleanor, Queen of England was just glad who her second childbirth had been much faster and easier than the first one and to be able to hold her second child, little Elizabeth in her arms without feeling the same exhaustion she had after the birth of Harry. Henry, who had awaited quite anxiously for news, had arrived as soon was possible, bringing little Harry with him as their son was quite anxious to meet his new sibling and very proud to be a big brother, at least from what Henry was saying (but Harry, who had reached his second birthday a month earlier, looked to agree with his father)... Henry had left their son on the bed near to her, taking their newborn daughter and proclaiming who Elizabeth was a beautiful baby and would be one day a magnificent Queen for the King who would be so lucky to get her hand. Eleanor had laughed at the words, then said who she agreed wholeheartedly with that but she hoped who Henry was not already seriously starting to think to Elizabeth’s future Crown, pushing her husband to laugh before sitting on the border of the bed.
Eleanor’s favorite maid of honour, Anne Boleyn, returning in the room with some water for her mistress, would always kept that moment among her favorite memories as her King and Queen on the bed with their two eldest children were the image of family bliss.
 
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